Audrey Hepburn

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Her beauty has proved timeless?should we be surprised? Equally graceful whether moving or standing still, blessed with a balletic poise, luminous dark eyes, and an exquisite profile a queen might envy, Audrey Hepburn would no doubt have become famous in her youth even if the movies hadn?t found her?simply because no self-respecting camera could resist her. What sets her iconic beauty apart now, for us, more than a decade after she quit the stage of this life, is that her physicality is oddly secondary. Her ...

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Her beauty has proved timeless—should we be surprised? Equally graceful whether moving or standing still, blessed with a balletic poise, luminous dark eyes, and an exquisite profile a queen might envy, Audrey Hepburn would no doubt have become famous in her youth even if the movies hadn’t found her—simply because no self-respecting camera could resist her. What sets her iconic beauty apart now, for us, more than a decade after she quit the stage of this life, is that her physicality is oddly secondary. Her extraordinary good looks merely halo a still-living smile.

Movie Icons is a series of photo books that feature the most famous personalities in the history of cinema. These 192-page books are visual biographies of the stars. For each title, series editor Paul Duncan has painstakingly selected approximately 150 high quality enigmatic and sumptuous portraits, colorful posters and lobby cards, rare film stills, and previously unpublished candid photos showing the stars as they really are. These images are accompanied by concise introductory essays by leading film writers; each book also includes a chronology, a filmography, and a bibliography, and is peppered with apposite quotes from the movies and from life..

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783822820018
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/17/2006
  • Series: Movie Icons Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 602,477
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Duncan edits film books for TASCHEN and wrote Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in TASCHEN’s Film series. He has also written extensively on film and noir fiction, as well as editing books on film, mystery fiction and comic books for various publishers.

F. X. Feeney is a screenwriter and critic based in Los Angeles. His film credits include The Big Brass Ring, based on a story by Orson Welles, and Frankenstein Unbound, directed by Roger Corman, whilst his reviews have appeared in L.A. Weekly and other publications. F.X. also wrote TASCHEN’s Michael Mann and Polanski

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2008

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    Oh my Gosh! I loved Audrey She was a wonderful actress and read this book!

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